Patents by Inventor William L. Furlow

William L. Furlow has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5254104
    Abstract: A pericatheter device is disclosed for enabling the introduction of contrast medium into the urethra and bladder neck of a patient with a catheter indwelling to enable radiographic visualization without removal of the catheter. The device has a crescent-shaped elongate member, a mating member for mating with a syringe, and a spacer member coupling the elongate member and mating member. A straight through-bore is provided from the mating member through the spacer member and through the elongate member so that a liquid contrast medium can be injected therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Center for Urological Treatment & Research
    Inventors: William L. Furlow, L. Dean Knoll, Ralph C. Benson, Jr., Russel R. Voght
  • Patent number: 4244370
    Abstract: The tool comprises a hollow barrel having an obturator slidably mounted therein and having a rounded forward end. A locating device is attached to the barrel to stabilize the obturator in the plurality of predetermined positions as it is moved along the bore of the barrel. A needle having suture material attached may be placed within the bore of the barrel. A slot is located along the length of the barrel to allow the suture material to exit from the side of the barrel. In practice, the tool may be inserted into a bodily structure such as one of the corpora cavernosa of a penis. The outer surface of the barrel is equipped with a plurality of markings that allow the user to gauge the depth that the barrel has been inserted into a bodily structure. After the tool is inserted, the obturator is slid along the barrel bore to force the needle out of the rounded forward end of the barrel. The needle is manually pulled out of the bodily structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: American Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Furlow, Michael A. Mikulich